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  • Acclaim Images
  • Alex Cairncross Jewelry
  • Art in Healthcare
  • Art Lovers Everywhere
  • Aurora Nova
  • Boudiche>
  • Bourne Fine Art
  • Cambo Gardens, Fife
  • Chamaleon Productions
  • C!rca
  • Circle of Eleven
  • Connecticut Times Online
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Dollar Academy
  • Donaldson's School for the Deaf
  • Dundee Courier
  • East Neuk Estates
  • Edinburgh Council
  • Edinburgh Evening News
  • Edinburgh University
  • Elena Torres Executive Air Charter
  • Ellis Fairbank
  • Financial Times
  • Gravity and Other Myths
  • Guild Press
  • Hawke & Hunter
  • Houseworks, Belfast
  • Jodi Kaplan's Booking Dance
  • John Byrne
  • Law at Work
  • Lewis Creative Consultants
  • LovebySusie
  • Lund Humphries
  • Malawi Times
  • Metro Newspapers
  • Mulberry House
  • Northcroft Construction
  • One North East
  • Public Catalogue Foundation
  • Real World Records
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Ritchie Collins Gallery
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Sales Gap
  • Scottish Autism
  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Soweto Gospel Choir
  • St. Andrew's University
  • St. Mary's Catherdral, Edinburgh
  • The Growth Academy
  • The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
  • The Melting Pot, Edinburgh
  • The World Festival
  • Tying The Knot
  • Victoria Crowe
  • Wish4A


  • Born on a sunny spring day in the North East of England, Andy Phillipson is a multi-award winning professional photographer who now lives, works, laughs and loves in Edinburgh.

    Having been originally schooled in the history and theory of art and design, his work often explores the relationship between art and photography and where possible attempts to marry the two disciplines.

    The images you see here are a selection taken from Andy’s extensive archive and amongst them he hopes that you will find some moments of drama, humour and quietude.

    Andy would like to thank you for lending your eyes…

  • Highlights

    During the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Andy’s major solo exhibition – ‘Portraits from the North’ enjoyed an extended stay at the city’s Italian Cultural Institute. Andy was also the artist in residence at Home House Edinburgh for the inaugural exhibition – ‘Impressions & Abstractions’ which enjoyed an extended run in 2007.

    Amongst other places, Andy’s work has been exhibited at Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place, RHS Wisley and in London’s Cork Street at the Medici Gallery.

    Currently the 3rd place prize winner in the Royal Horticultural Society photographic awards for ‘Haiku No. 3’, making this his fifth consecutive successful year in the competition.

    Andy is currently working on ongoing projects both at home and abroad as well as undertaking special commissions, the most notable of which is photographing artworks for the upcoming book on Joan Eardley. He has also recently photographed nearly 4500 artworks in Edinburgh, Fife & Central Scotland as part of The Public Catalogue Foundation project.

  • When he is not behind the lens Andy loves dogs, Caravaggio and the music turned up loud but has very little time for politicians or mayonnaise. Andy never goes to bed early.


    Andy would particularly like to thank Tom Payne without whom this beautiful website would simply not have been possible. If you would like to commission a similarly bespoke and lovely site please e-mail “”

    Additionally, Andy would like to give thanks to Debbie and Jon B for moral and technical support..

  • Inspiration

    Andy is in awe of :- Henri Cartier Bresson, Sibylle Bergemann, Annie Leibowitz, Eve Arnold, Frank Hurley & Herbert Ponting, Robert Capa, Ragnar Axelsson, Steve McCurry, Diane Arbus, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Spencer Tunick, Andreas Gursky Tim Flach, Nick Brandt, Sam Haskins, Anton Corbijn, Garry Fabian Miller, Gregory Crewdson, Deborah Turberville and Slinkachu amongst many others.

    “When I take 100 pictures on a topic, for which the blurry image conveys the greatest truth, then I simply offer the blurry photograph.” Sibylle Bergemann




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Andy’s limited edition and original canvases have transformed walls in homes and workplaces around the world.
Edition sizes vary from one off original pieces to print runs of between 5 and 30 and are guaranteed never to be reproduced as artworks again once an edition closes.

Each piece is printed to public gallery – exhibition standard using long lasting pigment inks and Hahnemuhle 390gsm 100% cotton canvas. Every canvas is then hand varnished giving each it’s own unique finish as well as UV protection before being stretchered using laminated wood frames.

Unlike many high street canvases Andy’s photographs are printed directly onto the cotton rather than bonded to it. This printing method not only increases the artwork’s longevity but also improves sharpness, saturation and fine detail.

The canvases are suitable to be hung in well ventilated kitchens and bathrooms as long as they are kept away from direct sources of heat, steam and water. Despite being UV protected it is not advised that you hang the pieces in direct sunlight. We recommend that the canvases are only cleaned with a feather duster or microfibre cloth.

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